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You need to register with us as an employer as soon as you start employing.

Before you start

You’ll need:

  • the IRD number to be registered
  • your contact details
  • your BIC (business industry classification) code
  • the date you start employing staff.

In myIR, go to 'I want to...'

Select 'Register for new tax accounts'

You'll find this under 'Registration, applications and enrolment'.

Fill in the registration form

Fill in your details including:

  • contact phone number
  • your address
  • bank account details
  • BIC code
  • employment details.

Submit your registration

Check your information is correct then select 'Submit'.

Log in to myIR

What happens next

After you've registered as an employer, we'll send you a letter with information about:

  • keeping wage records
  • making deductions from PAYE income paid to employees and contractors
  • completing and filing employer returns 
  • paying the deductions to us.
Last updated: 04 May 2021
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